Akron will remove its Combined Sewer Overflows!
Combined Sewer Overflows, which allow raw sewage to be released directly to the river following a heavy rain, have been a continuing problem for the Cuyahoga. Over the last ten years, Akron has assembled a plan for addressing the CSO problem. Following are some articles about the move to clean up this aspect of the Cuyahoga. This page will be updated as we receive more news; stay tuned!
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh gave a talk at the Keel-haulers Canoe Club in October. Here’s an article about CSOs on the Cuyahoga which grew out of her talk.
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh wrote a letter to the editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, calling for Judge John Adams to approve Akron’s CSO plan. Click here to read it, and click here to read the Akron Beacon Journal’s editorial endorsing Akron’s plan.
FOCR’s Elaine Marsh is quoted in this article in WKSU about Akron’s efforts to remove Combined Sewer Overflows.
DWMAPS The Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters or DWMAPS is EPA’s online mapping tool to help you find information about drinking water in your community. Information about DWMAPS DWMAPS Tool DWMAPS User Guide
Update (2/4): We are pleased that Mayor Horrigan has withdrawn the proposal to sell mineral rights in Akron’s upper Cuyahoga watershed. Akron mayor pulls plan to drill for oil and gas at LaDue Reservoir | Akron Beacon Journal On Saturday, … Continued